There's a peculiar thing that happens when one reaches a certain age.
All at once, everyone you know is either getting married or having a baby.
Apparently, I have reached that age.
I made this baby hat last night following this free pattern found at http://blog.innerchildcrochet.com.
It's very basic and took less than two hours to finish.
Here's the pattern:
~ materials: I used baby-weight yarn and an F hook.
~ size: The original pattern said it would fit a newborn head, but mine came out a little bigger.
ch = chain
hdc = half-double crochet
inc = make two stitches in next st
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
Note: US pattern conventions used.
~ Directions(do not join rounds):
Rnd 1: Ch 3; make 8 hdc in 3rd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: [Hdc inc in next st] around. (16 hdc)
Rnd 3: [Hdc in next st, hdc inc in next st] around. (24 hdc)
Rnd 4: [Hdc in next 2 sts, hdc inc in next st] around. (32 hdc)
Rnd 5: [Hdc in next 3 sts, hdc inc in next st] around. (40 hdc)
Rnds 6-15: Hdc in each st around.
To finish, sc in next st, sl st in each of next two sts. Finish off, weave in ends.
Where I come from, we call these little cuties "beanies."
However, one of my Canadian friends has informed me that the correct term is actually "toque."